The library of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems provides literature and information services for the institute's scientific staff. The library contains books reflecting the institute's research fields and collects literature on related scientific subjects. Members of the institute can use the library 24 hours a day. External researchers and students may use the library during opening hours.


Vivien Scherr (Librarian)

phone: +49 (0)351 871 1900
telefax: +49 (0)351 871 1099
mail: library[at]pks.mpg(dot)de 


Opening hours


Tuesday -

9.00 am - 4.30 pm

9.00 am - 3.15 pm



Article request

Articles which are not in the library collection or licensed by the MPS can be requested.

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Book request

Books you only need for a limited period of time can be requested as an Interlibrary Loan from another library.

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New Books

Conlon, Joseph: Why string theory?

2016. Signatur: UO 4065 CON

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Manley, Geoffrey A.: Understanding the cochlea

2017. Signatur: WD 1282 -62

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Straten, Peter van der: Atoms and molecules interacting with light: atomic physics for the laser era

2016. Signatur: UM 2400 STR

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